Tommy burst into thunderous bellowing, and the boys, now laughing openly started to run off towards the South Playing Field.
The pond was south of the house and Kathy went for a walk. To get to the pond she went out the back entrance and went on a narrow path and soon enough she found Tommy. She wanted to talk to him. Tommy told Kathy about what Ms. Lucy said he can be himself and does not have to be artistic and can be his own self.
Kathy thinks that Ruth is an expert on chess and could teach her. They saw many people play chess all the time and Ruth would always stop and study the game like she knew what was going on.
Kathy confronts Ruth about the pencil case and everything that went down between her and the teacher Miss Geraldine. She knows that she favors her and then Ruth get very upset. Kathy later regrets everything that she said to Ruth.
This is when Ms. Lucy ends up telling all their kids their fate and what is going to happen to them. They are told they are going to be donars and not live very long.